Books for Jamaica

An update on our current GoFundMe activities.

Dear Donors, Thank you so much for contributing to phase one of our GoFundMe campaign, to send hundreds of textbooks to schools in rural Jamaica. in December 2018, we received thousands of donated textbooks from Beurling Academy high school in Verdun, Montreal. With the transition to digital textbooks and e-learning, the school no longer needed its math, social science and geography textbooks and French language novels.

Language, Math, Social Science & Geography textbooks donated by Beurling Academy, Montreal.

On December 11, 2018, we launched our GoFundMe campaign to cover the cost of shipping the books to Jamaica. To reduce our expenses we partnered with UPS and FedEx for a generously sponsored rate in support of The ForusGirls Foundation mandate and mission, to support quality education in the Caribbean. To date, our campaign has raised $1500.00!!!

On March 22 our first shipment with UPS arrived in Kingston, Jamaica. Then on April 3rd, The books were finally released from customs and delivered to Goodwill Primary & Infant School, Jamaica. The books have been received by the Principal of the school, staff and students.

Students using their newly arrived textbooks.

Students are currently using ​the social sciences, geography and math textbooks in their classrooms. We still have another $1500 to go from our campaign goal. of $3,000.Consider donating again to send more donated textbooks from Beurling Academy, in Montreal.

Students learning about global geography.

Please share this campaign with your family, friends, colleagues and across your social media channels to help us send more necessary educational support to students in rural St. James & Trelawny, Jamaica. Every child deserves a quality education – no matter where they live!

We would like to individually thank the following people:

Simone Viger, CLSC Coordinator for Lester B. Pearson School Board

Adam (Hope) Steves, YMCA, Teen Zone Coordinator

Hemant Ramachandra, Principal Deloitte Consulting

Laura Corrales, UPS Account Executive

Tanesha Marriot, Goodwill Primary & Infant School Educator

Thank you and to all the donors! We could have not done it without your support!

Sincerely,

Aminka Belvitt Founder & President The ForUsGirls Foundation Inc.